image boyle_r_rs13809
Image number: RS.13809
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Robert Boyle

Date

19th century

Sitter

Robert Boyle (1627-1691, British), Chemist

Creator

Richard Woodman (1784-1859, British), Engraver

Creator - Organisation

Charles Knight, Publisher

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (plate): 287mm
width (plate): 201mm
height (print): 365mm
width (print): 259mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Robert Boyle wearing a long periwig. Oval in a rectangular frame.

Inscribed "Engraved by R. Woodman. ROBERT BOYLE. From an original picture in the possession of Lord Dover. London, Published by Charles Knight & Co. Ludgate Street.’ Pencilled on the reverse ‘-/- 1627-1691 Chemist’.

Robert Boyle was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1663.

Associated place

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